Yesterday's deed was a matter of course. Today's deed was a matter of paying attention.
The project: Help a youngster with his skis.
While watching our girls play in the snow after a long day of skiing, I noticed a young boy standing nearby, but I didn't register that he was standing with one ski on and the other off. He was very patient. Finally, his dad slid in and the boy called out, "I can't get my other ski off." The dad was at a disadvantage, still in his own ski gear, uphill and trying to catch the eye of another member of their party. I jumped up, feeling like a dolt for failing to notice his predicament, and helped him get out of the broken binding.
15 seconds max.
It was easy for me to reach the binding, and since I was already in "street shoes," easier for me to reach the boy.
Yes, though there was a bit of a forehead-slapping factor on my part for failing to notice WHY the boy stood so still for so long without saying a word.
Day 737: Lost and found times two
2 months ago